IF/Then x The Redford Center Nature Connection Pitch

IF/Then x The Redford Center Nature Connection Pitch


Restoring humanity’s connection to nature one story at a time

The rhythms and pressures of our fast-paced, modern-day culture—that revolves around keeping up with schedules, screens, safety, and basic survival—has us functioning more and more like an indoor species and has disconnected us from the natural world. This growing disconnection from nature negatively affects us in significant ways—from health problems exacerbated by nature deprivation to systemic inequities reinforced when communities lack access to the outdoors. Despite this, we believe that together, we can share stories that help shift our cultural outlook and connection to the natural world.

We are thrilled to announce the IF/Then x The Redford Center Nature Connection Pitch, an open call for short documentary films focusing on humanity’s connection with nature. 

Building on last year’s robust Nature Access Pitch, selected projects will have the opportunity to participate in a pitch forum and workshop series at the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival in February 2023. Chosen from a national pool of applicants by industry luminaries and topic area experts, five filmmaking teams will receive a combined $25,000 in production grants, along with career-building training, to share their stories of nature connection and reconnection with the world. 

Visit fieldofvision.org/redford2023 to learn more about the eligibility requirements, key dates, and suggested theme topics. The deadline to apply is 11:59 PM Pacific Time on October 3rd, 2022. We look forward to receiving your applications.